The combination of low commodity prices and high input costs has left cattle producers struggling to reach breakeven levels. With focus on the current downturn in the agricultural economy, Nebraska Extension and Colorado State University Extension will host a West Central Cattleman’s educational meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Hitchcock County Fairgrounds in Culbertson, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is designed to help cattle producers minimize input costs, generate additional income, utilize risk management strategies, and expand marketing opportunities.
Topics and presenters for the program will be “Managing Feed Costs”, Randy Saner, NE Extension Educator; “Cow Size and Efficiency” Travis Mulliniks, UNL Beef Cattle Nutritionist, Range Production Systems; “Benchmarking as a Management Tool” Robert Tigner, Agricultural Systems Economist Educator; “Cover Crops & Grazing”, Kat Caswell, NE Extension Educator
Register with the Red Willow County Extension office, 308-345-3390, by January 21, 2019 for a meal count. Cost of the program is $15 for pre-registrations or $18 at the door.